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CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program: Host Applicants' Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Christa Williford
14:53
You should hear Alice now.
Christa Williford
15:43
Feel free to introduce yourselves here. You can submit questions using the Q&A box.
Jodi Reeves Eyre
18:50
Wonderful to meet you, Catharine!
Christa Williford
19:04
Welcome Catharine!
Christa Williford
20:03
Welcome, Tamar!
Alice Bishop
25:09
Fellows must fulfill all requirements for their PhD before starting work at the host institution.
Christa Williford
34:33
We want as much time as possible to promote the new host position descriptions to candidates.
Christa Williford
36:09
Hi, Charlotte! Here is our definition from the website: Data curation entails the organization, maintenance, and preservation of data relevant to African American and African Studies in a manner that assures its utility by providing appropriate context(s) for the data and facilitating its ethical reuse, often for diverse intellectual ends.
Christa Williford
37:00
It’s pretty capacious. We’re not interested in having fellows do digitization work so much as we’re interested in having fellows focus on extracting and using data from born-digital and digital materials relevant to African American and/or African Studies.
Christa Williford
38:06
Here is the page where the definition is: https://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/hosts/
Christa Williford
40:15
Here is the link: https://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/previous/
Mark Christel
44:53
Question on benefits: is this limited to health/workers’ comp/etc., or is it broader in scope? Our employees, including fellows, normally receive a small budget for research expenses and conference travel, and I’m curious whether we could use the benefits allowance to cover those costs.
Alice Bishop
47:29
I appreciate your question, Mark. The fellow should receive the full benefits package so it's broader in scope. Grant-funded fellows do receive directly from CLIR $3,000 annually in professional development stipends, but many hosts opt to give fellows additional support on to of what CLIR supplies.
Jodi Reeves Eyre
50:31
Tamar, in 2019 we had 4 fellows who had joint appointments I believe.
Jodi Reeves Eyre
51:23
3 of those were African American and African Studies fellows (out of 6)
Mark Christel
01:02:07
For the Mellon-funded postdocs, is there a preference for a certain proportion of independent research time to project time? Ie should it be more project-focused given the goals of the program?
Christa Williford
01:02:24
Mark. At least 20% time for independent research is recommended.
Christa Williford
01:03:02
It has been as much as 50/50 in the past.
Mark Christel
01:03:53
Thanks, yes, the question was about whether it would be disadvantageous to go above the 20% for a funded position given its focus on advancing that particular field.
Christa Williford
01:04:11
Not disadvantageous, no.
Christa Williford
01:04:44
Just be realistic and clear about what will work for the host.
Christa Williford
01:11:27
We’re almost at the end here—any last-minute burning questions?
Alice Bishop
01:12:09
You can also contact us at postdoc@clir.org
Alice Bishop
01:14:02
Glad you could join us.
Jodi Reeves Eyre
01:14:20
Thank you for joining us, Heather! We’re recording the session, so if you miss anything you can catch up be viewing the recording.
Christa Williford
01:15:07
We’re very happy to answer questions at any time. Thank you all for attending! It was our first time giving this webinar, so we hope it was informative.